Yesterday James L. Santelle, who is the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced a superseding indictment to an old federal racketeering case titled USA v. O’Neill et al. It was filed against members of the White Region of the American Outlaws Association in 1997. And it was modified yesterday to run wild the charges against an old Outlaw named Randy Mark “Mad” Yager.
The superseding indictment alleges that the Outlaws committed violent acts to keep the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club out of the upper Midwest and implies that Yager was personally involved in conspiracies to intimidate members of the Angels, the Henchmen (which the indictment identifies as the Hells Henchmen) and the Invaders Motorcycle Clubs. Specifically, the government now charges Yager with:
Conspiring to murder Invaders in Lake County, Indiana in June 1994; conspiring to bomb and then bombing a Henchmen clubhouse on August 31, 1994; conspiring to murder Hells Angels in Erie County, New York in September 1994 and then murdering a Hells Angel named Michael Quale; conspiring to murder and then attempting to murder Roger Fiebrantz, president of the Hencmen’s Rockford charter, with a car bomb; conspiring to murder and attempting to murder another Rockford Henchmen name Michael Coyne with a car bomb on November 7, 1994; conspiring to murder and murdering a Gary Outlaw named Donald “Big Don” Fogg on January 29, 1995; and conspiring to murder and murdering Hells Angel Jack Castle on March 3, 1995.
Other men were convicted long ago for all these crimes. In the original indictment, Yager was charged with robbing an unnamed person in March 1994; conspiring to murder Invaders in June 1994; and conspiring to murder Hells Angels in New York in September 1994. The additional charges seem to be the fruit of vindictiveness by federal prosecutors rather than the development of new information about the old cases.
Yager disappeared after he was indicted in 1997 and ran off to Rosarito, Mexico with his common law wife, a concert violinist named Margie Jelovcic. They lived happily there as Mr. and Mrs. David Michael Dorian. Yager became one of the U.S. Marshals Service’s 15 Most Wanted fugitives and Jelovcic was routinely described as his victim. In 2012 a Marshal said, “We don’t know if she’s helping Yager out and assisting him in any way. At this time, she’s not charged with anything, but we’re not ruling out anything.”
The couple seems to have avoided apprehension for almost two decades by living modestly, being as kind as saints and making friends with the local police. They called themselves Margie and Steve Rothman. They belonged to a social group of about 750 mostly retired Americans called the Independent Footprinters Association United States/Mexico. A majority of the group’s members are retired policemen. The Footprinters raise money to donate to local organizations including the Rosarito police. Margie was named Footprinter of the Year in 2010.
The Marshals tracked them down last October using methods that remain undisclosed. The Marshals and Mexican State Preventative Police found them last October 15 in a bar called La Maroma, eating steak and drinking beer. Yager told police that he was a U.S. citizen named David Michael Dorian.
Final Fatal Scene
Mexican accounts published the next day said that after Yager was arrested, Jelovcic chased police “with a pistol in her hand,” then pursued her husband in a tan, 1999 Ford Explorer with the intention of trying to rescue him. Police in turn began to pursue her.
Rosarito en la Noticia reported that Jelovcic had a .25 caliber pistol in her hand as she drove, that she hit a curb near a MacDonald’s near the Scenic Tijuana-Ensenada Highway, flipped the Explorer and shot herself in the neck. She died in the car. Reportedly, when police arrived they found a second pistol and identification cards from 84 local police including Rosarito Deputy Chief Christian Preciado. In an alternative Mexican account, Jelovcic was fleeing police to avoid arrest when she flipped her Explorer and died.
Yager was extradited to the United States about four hours after his world exploded. Jelovcic’ sister identified her body a few days later.
After Yager’s arrest and Jelovcic’ death the story was washed and spun dry. Citing anonymous sources, VICE News reported, “They had a suicide pact. If it went down, they would both do it. Margie honored the pact, but he didn’t. He’s still breathing.”
Randy Yager will be arraigned in the federal courthouse in Milwaukee at 9:15 a.m. on May 22.